New Jersey Offices - (201) 891-3726/ (732) 314-7405

New Jersey Offices
  • 356 Franklin Avenue
  • Second Floor
  • Wyckoff, NJ 07481
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  • (By Appointment Only)
  • Shore Crossings – 3600 Route 66
  • Suite 150
  • Neptune, NJ 07753
  • (201) 891-3726/ (732) 314-7405 tel

New York Office - (646) 759-2962

New York Office
  • (By Appointment Only)
  • 43 West 43rd Street
  • Suite 143
  • New York, NY 10036
  • (646) 759-2962 tel

Tag Archives: EmploymentLaw

  1. H.R. 7010: New Amendments to Paycheck Protection Program Afford Employers Increased Flexibility Related to Loan Forgiveness

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last Friday, President Trump signed H.R. 7010 into law.  Otherwise known as the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “Flexibility Act”), it is meant to amend provisions of the Small Business Act and the CARES Act so as to address concerns related to loan forgiveness under the Paycheck…

  2. The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act Explained: March 2020 Guidelines Provide Explanation of Purpose and Application

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last July, the New Jersey Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the Act) effectively expanded protections against pay discrimination and retaliation under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). Almost a year later, the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights (DCR) has published guidance intended to offer clarification and assistance…

  3. COVID-19 Update:  Pandemic response exceptions to common privacy practices in business and health care 

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD  Over the past several weeks, New Jersey’s Governor Murphy and various federal government offices have issued more than 20 executive orders and federal memorandums in an effort to address the ongoing COVID-19 crises, decelerate the pandemic and mitigate its effect on all citizens.  Predominantly effective for the duration of the…

  4. COVID-19 Updates:  Online resources and Information 

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD As the world adjusts to social distancing and orders to shelter-in-place, we want you to know that Campanella Law Office remains 100% open on a virtual basis.  We understand that the avalanche of CDC, state and federal guidance is overwhelming and, while our first responders do their part to slow…

  5. Update: Winter 2020 brings a flurry of new legislation targeting worker misclassification and New Jersey’s anti-harassment laws.

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. For the past two months, New Jersey legislators forged ahead with an overall agenda to address workplace protections both in the arenas of compensation and culture.  Most recently, in February, Governor Murphy proposed legislation that would revise the state’s anti-harassment laws.  The proposed legislation  not only clarifies the definition of…

  6. UPDATE: Regulations related to New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law have been finalized

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last month, on January 6, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development finalized the regulations related to the Earned Sick Leave Law (ESLL) that went into effect in October 2018.  52 N.J.R. 20 (a).  Although the finalized regulations do not generate significant changes, they are accompanied by…

  7. Deadline Alert: The March 1, 2020, operative date for the New Jersey Transit Benefits Law is near and employers must prepare for implementation

    By:  Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. Last March, Governor Murphy signed legislation requiring New Jersey employers, who have more than twenty employees, to offer pre-tax commuter benefits to those individuals who are not already subject to a collective bargaining agreement.  Simply put, Senate Bill No. 1567  provides for a pre-tax fringe benefit permitting an employee to…

  8. Perks versus pay: Department of Labor updates to regular rate requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act take effect today.

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. As of today, employers shall be guided by updated regulations defining the type of compensation that one may include, or one must exclude, within regular rate of pay calculations. Recognizing that the existing guidance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 USC 201 et al., remained relatively stagnant for…

  9. Happy New Year! 5 resolutions every small business should make this year

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD With a new year ahead of us, Campanella Law Office LLC would like to share a collection of 5 action items every business should have on their calendar this year (and every year).  By spending a few hours now, you can potentially save yourself time and money later in the…

  10. UPDATE: Misclassification bill will not limit independent contractor status as significantly as first suggested; good news for small businesses, independent contractors and freelancers in NJ

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. Last month, our office acknowledged that some problematic amendments accompanied the efforts to codify New Jersey’s “ABC” test which businesses currently use to differentiate among employees and independent contractors.  You can read about the originally proposed changes to Senate Bill No. 4204 here.  While continuing to maintain focus on workers’…